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Permanency Options

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If a child is not able to safely return home in a reasonable time, the DCFS social worker must find another permanent living arrangement for the child. If relatives want to keep the child with them permanently, the social worker will meet with them to discuss various permanent plans. Some of those plans include:

  • Adoption
  • Third Party Custody
  • Guardianship
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